March 13 2020

Week in Review: March 9 – March 13, 2020


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Plug Power added 150 jobs last year

“Fuel cell maker Plug Power has nearly doubled its workforce over the past five years, adding manufacturing and research hubs in upstate New York, plus two service centers in the Midwest.

The Latham manufacturer’s payroll reached 835 at the end of last year, adding 150 people in 2019, according to details outlined in an annual report filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.”

Amazon proposes ‘last mile’ distribution center in town of Florida

“Internet giant Amazon is applying for regulatory approvals to modify the former Cytech Hardwoods building on Route 5S off of I-90 into a “last mile” distribution center.

Florida Planning Board Chairman Michael Taylor said his board has reviewed the proposal from Amazon and has applied to become the lead agency for the State Environmental Quality Review Act [SEQR] for the project.”

Great Escape looking to hire 1,500 people

“Six Flags Great Escape will hold a job fair on March 14 to fill more than 1,500 positions.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park’s human resources building. The first 150 candidates to complete the hiring process will receive a free admission to the park, valid through June 21.”

Coffee roaster to open next to Madison Theater

“Brewtus Roasting, a Delmar-based small batch coffee roaster and brewer of specialty coffee beans, will open its second location in Albany’s Pine Hills neighborhood at 1036 Madison Ave., next to the Madison Theater.

The opening is planned by April 1. Brewtus Roasting plans to serve drinks, pastries, grab-and-go items, and an assortment of responsibly sourced, freshly roasted coffees.

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